Atlantic Council managing editor James Joyner asks in The National Interest, "Why Should Congress and the Courts Care About Snooping If Citizens Don't?"
J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council’s Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, was interviewed by Brian Todd on CNN’s Situation Room in a segment on the discovery of evidence in northern Mali that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may have acquired surface-to-air missiles.
Atlantic Council Managing Editor James Joyner published an editorial in The National Interest arguing it's better to "trust in those charged with safeguarding our nation's secrets to do so honorably than to make every disgruntled Army private or low-level contractor a de facto national classification authority."
Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof of the Council's Hariri Middle East Center speaks with host Scott Simon of NPR Weekend Edition about the worsening crisis in Syria and the United States' limited military and political options.
The Water Conflict in South Asia project announces the release of its second issue brief, “India’s Water Challenges,” by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, elected member of India’s Parliament.
The brief describes how India’s internal dynamics, such as the country's growing population as well as increasing agricultural and industrial demands, have affected India’s water supplies. It concludes with recommendations for reform in India’s domestic policy and strengthening India’s transnational initiatives on water management.
Mr. Prabhu serves as a member of the Indian Parliament from the Rajapur Constituency of Maharashtra, one of the biggest states in India. He has filled several positions in the Indian government, including industry minister, minister of environment and forests, and minister of fertilizers and chemicals. Most recently, Mr. Prabhu has served as a senior advisor to the United Nations, as a member of the World Bank parliamentary network, and was nominated as chairman of the South Asia Water Conference.
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On June 19, please join the Eurasia Center for a discussion on the IMF’s recent presentation Two Decades of Transition in Caucasus and Central Asia: Taking Stock and the Road Ahead with Dr. Juha Kähkönen, deputy director of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department, and the Honorable William Courtney, former US ambassador to Georgia and Kazakhstan and former special assistant to the President and senior director of the National Security Council staff for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.
On June 24, the Brent Scowcroft Center of the Atlantic Council will host a panel discussion on the most recent claims of Chinese cyber espionage and the implications of this threat for the US-China relationship and China's ties with its neighbors in Asia.
On June 27, the Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force will launch a new issue brief by Ramin Asgard and Barbara Slavin entitled US-Iran Cultural Engagement: A Cost Effective Boon to US National Security, along with a public briefing on people-to-people exchanges with Iran.